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Faulty ventilators: Yii says proper documentation still needed
Faulty ventilators: Yii says proper documentation still needed despite emergency procurement
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KUALA LUMPUR – “Emergency procurements” by the government, such as ventilators during the Covid-19 pandemic, should still require proper documentation, more so when they involve vast amounts of public funds, Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said.

Responding to the findings in the Auditor-General’s Report 2021 on the Health Ministry, Yii said not only did the fiasco cost the country RM13.07 million but also jeopardised the quality of healthcare during the pandemic.

“Action has to be taken and the ones responsible must be held accountable,” the DAP lawmaker said in a statement today.

“It begs the question that even though it is an ‘emergency procurement’, why weren’t proper documents prepared and signed, especially when it involves millions of ringgit of public funds?

“Wouldn’t that have given better legal protection for the Health Ministry and the different parties that are involved against liability or incidents such as this?” Yii said.

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